|Bid price||366.50||Open price||367.10|
|Ask price||366.80||Prev close||366.80|
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|Name||Direct Line Insurance Group||Epic||DLG|
|Activites||Direct Line Group is a retail general insurer with leading market positions in the United Kingdom, a strong presence in the direct motor channel in Italy and Germany and a focused position in UK SME commercial insurance. The Group operates under highly recognised brands such as Direct Line and Churchill and is comprised of five primary segments: motor, home, rescue and other personal lines, commercial and international. In the UK, Direct Line Group utilises a multi-brand, multi-product and multi-distribution channel business model that covers most major customer segments for personal lines general insurance. The Group also has a focused presence in the commercial market. The Group occupies leading market positions in terms of in-force policies and has the most highly recognised brands in the UK for personal motor and home insurance including Direct Line and Churchill. Other primary Direct Line Group brands include Privilege and Green Flag; NIG, a provider of insurance solutions to UK SMEs and Direct Line For Business ('DL4B'), the Group's direct commercial brand. The Group is also a major provider of insurance through a number of strategic partnerships. In Italy and Germany the Group operates under the Direct Line brand.||Index||FTSE 100|
|Latest Share Price (p)||366.80||Net Gearing (%)||63.91|
|Market Capitalisation (£m)||5,038.00||Gross Gearing (%)||73.59|
|Shares in issue (m)||1,375.00||Debt Ratio||73.59|
|P/E Ratio||9.03||Debt-to-Equity Ratio||1.00|
|Total dividends per share (p)||13.80||Assets / Equity Ratio||3.79|
|Dividend Yield (%)||0.00||Price to book value||1.92|
|Dividend cover (x)||1.54||ROCE (%)||5.10|
|Earning per share (p)||40.60||EPS Growth (%)||63.05|
|52 week high / low||418.90 / 326.60||DPS Growth (%)||4.55|
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Canaccord Genuity today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) and raised its price target to 420p (from 380p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
Berenberg Bank has downgraded its recommendation on insurance group Direct Line (LON:DLG) to 'hold' from 'buy', stating that it believes there is some risk regarding the sustainability of the company's earnings. Analysts added: "We now believe dividend expectations will become more in line with...
Morgan Stanley today reaffirms its equal weight investment rating on Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) and raised its price target to 443p (from 409p). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
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Direct Line Group website Financial Calendar Recent Broker Notes Barchart Indicators Recent Market news Direct Line Group(DLG) Fundamentals Direct Line Announcement of Offer Price The offer price has been set at 175...
Direct Line has come to the market with a prospective yield of around 7%. Further tranches of shares are due to be released in 2013 and 2014.
The answer to that I believe is... Its going cheap at the moment and there looks to be considerable upside from its present price of circa 10p. Ive had it on the watchlist for the last 6 months and it continues to do deal after deal but nobody notices . Plenty more room for acqusitions...
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